The Greek ProjectCovid: Advice to our participants
As of January 2022 the situation on Covid is becoming clearer and travel restrictions, including the need for PCR tests on arrival in the UK, are easing for anybody who has been fully vaccinated. We will keep customers informed of the latest information to the best of our ability.
However, because the situation remains in flux we would very much like you to read the information below before committing yourself to any tour with us.
Customers should know that we are not a travel agency but simply friends who act as educational group organisers and guides. What this means in terms of covid is that your travel to and from Greece is your own responsibility and if for any reason you are required to quarantine in Greece or on return home, this again is your responsibility, not ours. We will of course do our best to support you if you get ill during a tour, within the bounds of what is practically possible. And we will, of course, advise on any changing circumstances which impact on the plausibility of any given tour. But while we have public liability insurance for ourselves, we have no responsibility nor any cover whatsoever for covid-related emergencies, or state-imposed restrictions on local or international travel, issues of social distancing in restaurants, accommodation and so on. As previously on our tours, we require you to take out comprehensive travel insurance for the duration and to sign a disclaimer.
We state all this not because we’re trying to frighten you off joining us (quite the opposite!), simply that we want our customers to know in advance what are the ongoing limitations.
In terms of our own practice, so long as the pandemic continues, we will determine on a case by case basis whether any advertised tour has to be cancelled or rescheduled. What you need most to know are:
Firstly, if we have advertised a tour on our website and on our leaflets it is our firm intention, where possible, to go ahead with it.
Secondly, if renewed covid restrictions mean that we have to cancel close to the scheduled tour and you have at that point paid either deposit (usually c. 3 months in advance) and/or final settlement (usually c. 10 weeks in advance) we will attempt to follow our own best practice and ensure everybody has their money refunded. We cannot guarantee full repayment but we will do our very best.
Finally, if you want to have a conversation with us about any of the above, please feel free to ‘get in touch’ on the ‘Contact Us’ page and we will happily talk this through with you. You can also find out more about our standard operating practice, including our terms and conditions, in the section : ‘How we’re organised’.
Thank you for your time reading this!
Mark and Ellie